Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

The allergy and immunology fellowship (subspecialty residency) program at Saint Louis University is a single, totally integrated, internal medicine-pediatric program that provides comprehensive exposure to allergy, asthma and immunology in children and adults, with an emphasis on clinical medicine.

Entrance into the program requires board eligibility in either internal medicine or pediatrics. Experience is provided in both clinical and basic research. Successful completion of our program confers eligibility for certification by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, a conjoint board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Allergy and Immunology Training

SLU’s program is noteworthy for providing our trainees with an unusually well-balanced exposure to a vast spectrum of allergy, asthma and immunology disorders in both adults and children. Our graduates are equipped with the experience, skills, knowledge, versatility and professional assurance needed to provide expert subspecialty care to both children and adults in nearly any clinical setting.

Medical students and house staff from residency programs in internal medicine and pediatrics regularly rotate through our clinics. This affords our fellows with excellent teaching opportunities that also include participation in a variety of conferences.

Program Structure

Fellows are assigned to Adult Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology or Research and Scholarly Activities on a monthly rotating basis. During the day, the fellows participate in outpatient clinics and are responsible for inpatient consults as per their scheduled assignments. Evening and weekend calls are taken from home and this responsibility is rotated among fellows throughout the two-year program.

Facilities

Pediatric Allergy-Immunology Division

Benefits

Explore the benefits package for SLU’s residents and fellows.

Conferences

Scheduled weekly specialty conferences include:

  • An adult clinical conference every Monday at 12 p.m.
  • A pediatric clinical conference every Tuesday at 8 a.m.
  • Review of Cellular and Molecular Immunology by Abba every Monday at 8 a.m.
  • Review of Middleton's Allergy or Case Studies in Immunology (Raif Geha), every Tuesday at 3 p.m.
  • Research conferences are also scheduled.

In addition, our fellows also attend national conferences and meetings. Traditionally, the first year fellows attend the Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) and the second year fellows attend the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI).

Research

Fellows participate in clinical and translational research activities such as:

  • The pathogenesis of allergic aspergillosis
  • The relationship of allergic aspergillosis to cystic fibrosis
  • Sinusitis and its association with asthma
  • Mechanisms of drug allergy
  • Outcomes studies in asthma

Our faculty also conducts clinical trials of treatments for allergic and immunologic disorders.

Faculty


Mark Steven Dykewicz, M.D.
Raymond and Alberta Slavin Endowed Chair in Allergy and Immunology
Professor

Alan P. Knutsen, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic and Research Center, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

Bradley A. Becker, M.D.
Assistant Program Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
Professor of Pediatrics
Co-Director, Asthma Center for Children, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

Michael R. Borts, M.D.
Adjunct Professor

Manoj Warrier, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor

Application

Qualified applicants to the Saint Louis University Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program have successfully completed medical school and a residency in internal medicine, pediatrics or combined internal medicine-pediatrics from an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited programs. Candidates must be board eligible/board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and/or American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program.